The initial concerns of Until Freedom

Jakob Glogauer,

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Jakob Glogauer
Jakob is a pro-Israel activist and researcher. His focus is on ensuring that the hidden aspects of antisemitism and anti-Zionism bring discussion to the table. Jakob currently studies at Ryerson University, and is also a columnist at The Post Millennial.

Today it was announced that former Women’s March chairs Linda Sarsour and Tamika Mallory, along with hip hop artist Mysonne Linen and lawyer Angela Pinto have established a new organization titled “Until Freedom” 

While the website is still under minor construction, we can see that Sarsour and Mallory created this organization as a counter to their recent departure from the Women’s March.

There is no doubt about it that this organization will be used to promote anti-Zionism under the realm of “social justice.” As seen in the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA) definition of antisemitism, calling Israel a racist endeavour meets the threshold of being antisemitic, which is what Mallory and Sarsour post about on a frequent basis. 

They both do not acknowledge Israel’s right to exist as a Jewish state. 

After a quick Twitter scan of Linen and Pinto, it evident that both have anti-Israel biases, and have very similar views to Sarsour and Mallory. 

Sarsour has frequently called out Zionism, the idea of supporting Jewish indigeneity to the land of Israel as “white supremacy.” The organization’s first line in their mission statement states that they are “an intersectional social justice organization rooted in the leadership of diverse people of colour to address systemic and racial injustice.” 

With that statement in mind, it is clear that Until Freedom will work in solidarity with the Palestinian people, and anti-Israel causes as Sarsour and Mallory did as Women’s March chairs. They will disregard any claims at all that Israel is the indigenous land of the Jewish people. 

Another line in their statement, states that “everyone is worthy, everyone is needed to win.” If they believe everyone is worthy, then they would believe Israel is worthy of being a Jewish state with rightful claims to self-determination. All communities, including the Jewish and Zionist communities, are needed for positive change in the world. 

Until Freedom is still budding from its roots, and there are no anti-Israel statements yet, however, this article serves as an alert for the Jewish and Zionist communities to be on alert of the continued establishment of Until Freedom, and its founders.